The hunt is on for a mystery ‘Cinderella’ in Co Down.
However unlike the fairytale with a grand ball, carriages and footmen and sparkling dresses, this Cinderella is of the four-legged bovine variety.
Gordon Myers returned to his home on the Lough Road in the townland of Corbally, between Katesbridge and Dromore, to find evidence of bovine visitors in his front garden.
In addition to numerous footprints and holes in the lawn, one of the visitors had left a single “shoe”. However, this was not the delicate glass slipper, this a much more practical “Cowslips XL” to be precise.
Making contact with Farming Life, Gordon said: “Living in a rural area as we do it is not surprising to have some passing cattle now and again and our neighbouring farmers usually make sure that our front gates are closed before bringing any livestock past the house.
“We decided to wait a few days to allow time for someone to call and explain or leave a wee note through the door or anything... but no callers and no wee note.
“I’m sure someone out there in or around the townland of Corbally has some idea of what happened and I’m sure the ‘Bovine Cinderella’ would like her shoe back.”
So, however perhaps the owner of this mystery bovine Cinderella would get in touch with Gordon and claim ownership of the ‘glass-cowslipper’.